As I mentioned above, I had three types of pizza. Dominos isn't exactly a beacon of health but I made two pizzas last week that won't leave you feeling guilty. The first was a cauliflower pizza. I took a break on cauliflower for awhile because I was a bit burned out. I have tried to make cauliflower tortillas in the past and it was a giant fail but I was determined to make a cauliflower pizza crust so this time I meticulously obeyed every detail and it turned out really good! I will say if you detest cauliflower, I still don't think you'd like it. Cauliflower has a taste for sure. If you're on the fence about it, give this recipe a try. Processing the cauliflower is kind of a pain but other than that, it's not too difficult. All you do is take fresh cauliflower (you'll want 2 to 3 cups) and put it in a food processor to make what they call cauliflower "snow." It needs to look almost minced. Then you heat it in the microwave and once it's cooled, you wring out the excess water with a towel. Get out as much of the water as you can. Once you do that, you combine it with one egg, 1/4 cup mozz, 1/4 cup parmesan and whatever spices you want. It will become a consistency that allows you to mold it. Put it on a baking sheet that is sprayed with Pam and lined with aluminum foil and parchment. Push it out into a circle that looks like a crust. If you have a pizza stone, slide the aluminum and parchment onto it, if not just pop the pan in the oven. Bake the crust a few minutes (350) and then take it out and apply toppings. Pop it back in until it's all bubbly and brown. Let it cool. Enjoy. The edges were crispy and the cheese was yummy. I won't make it all the time because like I said, it's a bit of a mess and kind of a pain but it would be a great recipe for kids (young or old) if you are trying to hide veggies in their food.
I also made a pizza that you can be done with in 5-10 minutes. I found these big flat breads in the deli section at the store. They are only 90 calories and are huge in terms of diet bread. All I did here was turn the broiler on, put the flat bread on a cookie sheet that I lined with aluminum foil and sprayed down, topped with pizza sauce, light mozz and turkey pepperoni and broiled until it was browned and the cheese was melted. I put the pepperonis in the shape of Ian's initials because we shared it. It was cute at the time but now it feels a bit embarrassing. Anyway, I was starving after a couple cocktails Tuesday. He and I shared this and it hit the spot. Can you imagine how many calories I saved by making this instead of getting a Baconator like I have so many times. It's delicious too!
Finally, I have a quick throw together that is a departure from pizza. I have shown this before but I wanted to remind you again since it's so yummy. Zucchini and squash aren't really allowed on the slow carb diet so it's been awhile since I had it. I used my veggie noodle maker and made cashew chicken "Lo Mein." It's so easy to sauté the "noodles," add chicken that is cooked already, soy sauce, peanut sauce and a few cashews. I even drizzled just a TINY bit of shrimp sauce on top. It's like I'm getting Japanese food at home and it's so much better for me! I hope you all have an awesome week!